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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

This position manages a defined portfolio of products and/or services for UK HealthCare and will negotiate agreements optimizing price, delivery, and terms with vendors and contractors. The person in this position will:

* maintain relationships with vendors and contractors to ensure good, reliable sources of supply, and information. * work with Value Analysis and teams in an effort to select, implement, and communicate contracts that support the needs of UK HealthCare. * Monitor market trends and conditions to ensure that their contract portfolio is benchmarked appropriately. * Manage strategic supplier relationships with regard to sourcing, developing, and implementing specific programs that support negotiation and administration of agreements for Supply Chain Management, and Value Analysis teams. * Work with clinicians, physicians, and Health System affiliates to standardize and optimize across the system as appropriate. * Other duties as assigned.

This position is essential to UK Healthcare's operations and will follow UK Healthcare's schedule.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills. High proficiency with Microsoft Office software required such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree and five years of experience. Must have healthcare procurement experience. Preferred experience in materials management, negotiating contracts, and/or managing processes with strategic sourcing.

Deadline to Apply 06/02/2021 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Keywords: University of Kentucky, Lexington , Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Other , Lexington, Kentucky

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